brands and blogs we love + additional resources

If you love our personalized wood toys, then we know you'll love to learn more about us and the other brands and blogs we love.  See below for lots of helpful resources on high quality children's products, natural parenting, creative business, design, and other related associations.

BRANDS WE LOVE

Modern Burlap - unique black and white swaddle blankets and clothing for baby, including their signature Scripture Swaddles

Slumberkins - adorable fuzzy animals that promote positive social and coping skills for children

Every Kind - creative shirts and other apparel on a mission to spread kindness to everyone, everywhere

Loved by Hannah and Eli - home of Mama Bear and lots more adult and child clothing

Billy Bibs - handmade bibs, collars, and headbands too cute for words

Madeline's Box - high quality teething clips, top knot hats, and more

Little Adi and Co - stylish and trendy unisex children's clothing

Briar Handmade - simple yet sophisticated baby bonnets made in the USA

The Oyster's Pearl - modern stationery, apparel, and home decor 

Spearmint Love - a wonderful assortment of baby blankets, clothing, hair bows and other accessories

BLOGS WE LOVE

Wellness Mama - amazing resource for all things related to natural and alternative health, real food, and raising healthy children

Mommypotamus - a fun place to learn about healthy eating, non-toxic living, and raising healthy children

Cool Mom Picks - a helpful and funny blog for all the latest trends, products, and hot topics surrounding parenthood

Pregnant Chicken - a hilarious blog with all sorts of random thoughts and guidance for moms

Scary Mommy - another funny, witty, but useful mom blog for all types

Cup of Jo - simple and classy, all about motherhood, design, travel, food, and lifestyle

Love Taza - one mama's (beautiful and cheerful) take on life in Brooklyn NYC with five kids

A Beautiful Mess - two sisters creating happiness through a homemade lifestyle

Design Sponge - all things interior design, travel, lifestyle, and more

Apartment Therapy - inspirational home tours, design inspiration, and DIY home projects

Oh Happy Day - a visually tantalizing resource for party planning, decor, and supplies

Organize 365 - a must-read for any women struggling to organize and streamline her household possessions and paper

Boss Mom - an informative site (and great podcast) for female business owners looking to raise and grow successful businesses and happy families together at the same time

Biz Chix - a go-to website and podcast for all the info and resources that women entrepreneurs need to start, grow, and scale their business

MORE ABOUT US

Gustavus Adolphus College - Kathleen earned bachelor degrees in business management and geography from here

University of Colorado - this is where Justin and Kathleen met! Justin earned a bachelors degree in geography while Kathleen earned her masters in geography here. We first met in the geography building on campus :)

Peace Corps - as former Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV Niger 2008-2009), we donate to Peace Corps projects around the world for every wooden toy we make and sell

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Charity Navigator - an objective, third party resource to find charities you can trust and support with your financial donations

Association for Creative Industries - educational content, professional networking, and innovative platforms for creative entrepreneurs

National Association of Women Business Owners - works to strengthen wealth creating capacity, provide networking resources, and foster creativity among female entrepreneurs

Better Business Bureau - works to ensure ethical and fair business practices among buyers and sellers

The Toy Association - a nonprofit that assists businesses in the toy and youth entertainment industry

Women in Toys - a nonprofit network and community for women in the toy, gaming, and entertainment sector